Academic Appointments


  • Professor, History

2018-19 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Vivian Yan

All Publications


  • King, Obama, and the Great American Dialogue AMERICAN HERITAGE Carson, C. 2009; 59 (1): 26-30
  • The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948 – March 1963 edited by Carson, C., Carson, S., Englander, S., Jackson, T., Smith, G. L. University of California Press. 2007; 6
  • The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959-December 1960 edited by Carson, C., Armstrong, T., Carson, S., Clay, A., Taylor, K. University of California Press. 2005; 5
  • African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom Carson, C., Lapsansky-Werner, E. J., Nash, G. B. Longman Publishing Group. 2004
  • The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951 edited by Carson, C., Luker, R., Russell, P. A. University of California Press. 2002; 1
  • A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Carson, C., Shepard, K., Young, A. Grand Central Publishing. 2001
  • The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Symbol of the Movement, January 1957-December 1958 edited by Carson, C., Carson, S., Clay, A., Shadron, V., Taylor, K. University of California Press. 2000; 4
  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Clayborne, C. Warner Books. 1998
  • A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Carson, C., Holloran, P. Grand Central Publishing. 1998
  • The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth of a New Age, December 1955-December 1956 edited by Carson, C., Burns, S., Carson, S., Powell, D., Holloran, P. University of California Press. 1997; 3
  • The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951-November 1955 edited by Carson, C., Luker, R., Russell, P. A., Holloran, P. University of California Press. 1994; 2
  • Malcolm X: The FBI File Carson, C. Carroll & Graf Publishers. 1991
  • In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakenings of the 1960s Carson, C. Harvard University Press. 1981